Having some big time Hollywood stars as pals is a sure fire way to amp up your cool factor, right? At least that’s what Pope Francis is hoping.
Reports say that His Holiness has approached several celebrities and Hollywood big-wigs to attend a special meeting at the Vatican this fall in order to improve how the church is perceived in Western entertainment. Yep, Pope Francis wants to make the church hip!
The shortlist of Hollywood influencers that the Vatican has reached out to attend include Matt Damon, Oprah Winfrey, record mogul David Geffen, film and TV producer Brian Grazer and the real life Ari Gold, Ari Emmanuel. Maybe Pope Francis and Ari can hug it out!
Whether or not the Hollywood big shots can help raise the church’s cool factor in the media remains to be seen, but there’s a very good chance we could see some upcoming Pope Francis cameos on the big screen. We’d watch that!